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Senate Passes Bill to Establish DHS Bug Bounty Program

The Senate has voted unanimously in favor of a bill that would establish a bug bounty pilot program to strengthen cyber defense at the Department of Homeland Security. Sen. Maggie Hassan’s (D-N.H.) office said Wednesday the Hack DHS Act would offer payments for white-hat hackers to identify vulnerabilities in the department’s information …

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Congress Sends $1.3T Omnibus Deal to White House

The Senate voted 65-32 past midnight Friday to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through the end of fiscal 2018, Bloomberg reported Friday. The budget package is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. Mick Mulvaney, director …

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DoD to Get $654.6B Under $1.3T Omnibus Spending Bill

Congressional leaders have introduced an omnibus bill that would authorize $1.3 trillion to fund government operations through the end of fiscal 2018, Defense News reported Thursday. The omnibus package would allocate $654.6 billion in funds for the Defense Department, including a base budget of $589.5 billion and overseas contingency operations …

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Report: Senate Approves Kevin McAleenan as CBP Commissioner

The Senate has approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Kevin McAleenan to lead the U.S. Customs and Border Protection through a 77-19 vote, The Hill reported Monday. McAleenan, who has served as CBP commissioner on an acting basis since January 2017, was nominated for the full-time position in March of last year. He manages approximately 60,000 …

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Report: Jeffrey DeWit Confirmed as NASA CFO

The Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit, former treasurer of Arizona, as chief financial officer of NASA, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Wednesday. Nominated to serve as CFO in December 2017, DeWit is President Trump’s first NASA nominee to obtain Senate confirmation. The new NASA CFO previously chaired the Arizona State Board of Investments and served as …

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PSC’s David Berteau: Increased Oversight Cooperation Needed to Optimize Security Clearance Process

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, has told lawmakers that there should be increased cooperation between government and contractor oversight approaches to accelerate the U.S. security clearance process. Berteau testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the personnel security clearance process, its impact on industry and potential …

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